Shoe throwing shrine to Bush unveiled in Iraq

0 Posted by - January 30, 2009 - Blog, Visual art

If this shoe fits, I hope I’m not around to see the guy wearing it. A giant sculpture of the footwear famously launched at President Bush by Iraqi journalist Muntadhir al-Zaidi was unveiled at an orphange in Tikrit, Iraq.

At 2.5 meters long and 1.5 meters wide, the fiberglass and copper shoe was created by sculptor Laith al-Amiri with the help of children who live at the orphange.

“Those orphans who helped the sculptor in building this monument were the victims of Bush’s war,” al-Naseri said. “The shoe monument is a gift to the next generation to remember the heroic action by the journalist.”

“When the next generation sees the shoe monument, they will ask their parents about it. Then their parents will start talking about the hero Muntadhir al-Zaidi, who threw his shoe at George W. Bush during his unannounced farewell visit.”

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